Year 5

Welcome to Year 5’s Page


Mr. Harrison and Jayne warmly welcome you to Year 5.


Our amazing topic this term is Ancient Egypt.

In this unit, it aims to give the children an overview of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation, focussing on the period between the time of the first pharaoh around 3100 BC to the Roman invasion in 31 BC, when Egypt became part of the Roman Empire. Across the unit, pupils will look at the impact of particular people and events as well as broader themes of significance, achievements, chronology and legacy. There is an emphasis on allowing pupils to consider the sources of evidence that form our understanding of this period of history and to make links to modern times.

Click here to view Summer term 1 overview

This term our topic is Mountains and Rivers. We will be covering many different topics, like: how are mountains formed, what different types of mountains there are, how tourism impacts mountainous areas, features of a river and study ordinance survey maps of rivers.

Click here to view Spring term 2 overview



Living Things and Their Habitats

This ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’ unit will teach the children about the process of reproduction and the life cycles of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. The children will explore reproduction in different plants, including different methods of pollination and asexual reproduction. The children will have the opportunity to take cuttings from plants, creating clones of the parent plant. They will learn about different types of mammals and their different life cycles, making life cycle wheels to present their learning. Furthermore, the children will find out about Jane Goodall and her work with the now-endangered chimpanzees in Africa. They will explore metamorphosis in insects and amphibians, comparing their life cycles.

Physical Education

Tuesday is when we have PE in school. All children should come to school on Tuesday in their PE kit, which consists of a plain white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and appropriate footwear. It is vital that children have appropriate footwear to support their feet correctly when doing PE, otherwise this could result in injury.


Children need to have at least five records of reading in a week in their planner and complete at least five 5-a-day tasks on Doodlemaths. New spellings are given out every Friday based on a new spelling rule. These are to be learnt for a test the following Friday. 


Year 5 Overview

You can see what we have planned for the year by clicking the following link: Year group overview 5